City Councilor, Edward Spiros Giannaros, easily won re-election to the Farmington, Connecticut City Council. This will be his third term on the Council. He is a financial analyst who has worked at The Travelers for fourteen years. His current position is Finance Data Engineer.
Edward has an MBA with a concentration in Finance from The Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford, and a BBA in International Business from The George Washington University.
He is the son of Demetrios and Elizabeth Giannaros. Both were born in Greece (Samos and Athens, respectively). Demetrios, a Professor of Economics, served as State Representative for 16 years in the Connecticut House of Representatives. He was also the first foreign-born Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. Prior to that, he was Deputy Majority Leader. Demetrios is a former President of the World Hellenic International Association (WHIA) – an organization of elected parliamentarians of Hellenic heritage from around the globe who convene in Athens every two years. Edward’s mother, Elizabeth, is a Justice of the Peace, former Deputy Registrar of Voters, former Chairwoman of the Farmington Democratic Party and retired from the State Legislature where she was the Administrator of the Committee on Children. His brother, Spiros Jason, worked for the U.S. Senate and is currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California.
Before serving four years on the City Council, Edward was elected to the Zoning Board of Appeals where he served for twelve years, five of those years as ZBA Chairman. In total, he has been elected to public office in Farmington for sixteen years.
Edward credited his parent’s example of civic activism for his strong commitment to public service. “My parents raised my brother, Jason, and I to be involved citizens in the ancient Greek tradition and to give back to the community and country that has given us so much.” Both his parents have a long history of community service and are active in many organizations.
Edward uses his financial experience and skills on the City Council to keep taxes lower while making sure residents have the quality services they deserve. “On the Council, I work for fiscally responsible and cost-effective budgeting, always keeping the taxpayers in mind,” he stated. “It has been an honor and pleasure to serve the people of Farmington and Unionville and I look forward to continue my public service.”